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A word of advice: If you’re an enterprising criminal, don’t ever say, “This is the last one.” Because once you declare that, chances are, things will go terribly wrong. That’s what always happens in the movies, evidenced by countless stories about master thieves who find themselves in sticky situations on their final score. And it’s what happens to the two witless lovers on the run in Villains, the third feature by writer-director team Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. Bill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe play the dopey but endearing Mickey and Jules, a pair of small-time convenience store robbers who break into the wrong house while looking for a vehicle. They’re soon confronted by a married couple (Jeffrey Donovan, Kyra Sedgwick) whose criminality is far more disturbing than their own. An obvious nod to the Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino, Villains keeps the viewer invested in the moment-to-moment tension, but it never quite delivers the laughs or pushes our limits beyond acceptable norms.

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